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By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy An Ohio University father-son team organized a “Robotics Day” at the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery in August to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. Schoolchildren and families explored 3D printing, a “Robot Arena,” an electronic circuit workshop, and construction of a […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 05

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Nikolay Kornilov, a visiting scholar in the Department of Physics and Astronomy has written a monograph, ‘Fission Neutrons: Experiments, Evaluation, Modeling and Open Problems,’ recently published by Springer Publishing. ‘Fission Neutrons’ provides methods for precise measurement of neutron spectra, methods of data evaluation and […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 02

Ohio University alum Steve Pellathy ’94 is the new assistant principal at Hampton High School, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune. Pellathy, who earned a B.S. in Physics from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, brings a strong science background to the administrative team at Hampton. “I really do look forward […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 02

The Athena Cinema has scheduled an encore screening of Particle Fever on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. Nuclear physicists Dr. David Ingram and Dr. Justin Frantz will introduce the film and provide a short Q&A following the screening. “After we sold out the event at the 41st Annual Film […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Sep 01

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Junior Natalie Klco’15 HTC Physics major spent this summer in Italy and France participating in two projects under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Hicks, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Hicks is a member of a team of researchers conducting a […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Aug 23

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Ohio University alum and condensed matter physicist Serge Nakhmanson ’01PhD, a self-described “digital alchemist,” returned recently to his alma mater as a guest colloquium speaker. In addition to presenting on “Computational Design of Multifunctional Complex-oxide Materials Across Length Scales” last March, he talked about […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Aug 19

An Ohio University physics professor is organizing the 8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-8), which will be held at the Gleacher Center in Chicago from July 28-31. NSS-8 is a biennial meeting series that shares the latest research advances of science and technology in the nanometer regime. […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jul 25

From the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and re-printed in R&D magazine Using two thin, tiny gold nanorods 10,000 times thinner than a human hair, researchers have succeeded in creating an adjustable filter for so-called circularly polarized light. The crucial factor for how the system absorbs light is the […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jul 22

Two Ohio University physicists co-authored a July 6 article on Nature Materials on “Reconfigurable 3D plasmonic metamolecules.” Dr. Alexander Govorov, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and Dr. Hui Zhang, a post-doctoral researcher, were co-authors along with four others: Anton Kurzk and Na Liu, of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jul 22

  By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy From observing ozone phenomena to building micro-scale devices, senior Helen Cothrel ’15 HTC Physics, explores her environment to the extreme. This summer she is working at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, CO, to study the Earth’s ozone layer. She received funding […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jul 22

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